It looks like the revival of Twin Peaks has been pushed back a year.
Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost recently appeared at the Baseball Hall of Fame, as discovered by Welcome To Twin Peaks, where he spoke on the return of Twin Peaks happening in 2017 rather than 2016. Showtime had originally announced a 2016 release date to line up with it being 25 years after the last episode of the series back in 1991.
However, complications with other co-creator David Lynch and the network caused a slight delay. Production is set to begin in September, according to Frost.
"We had 32 hours back in 1991-92, and with my partner David Lynch we kind of blew open that genre of the nighttime soap and took it in a whole other direction," Frost explained. "A lot of people always look back at Twin Peaks and say that was the start of this explosion we've had in good television drama, but we did it in a time when there were still only three networks. The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time. We're coming back with season three of Twin Peaks after a 25-year absence. We've finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017."
While this is bad news for those who are impatient for more Twin Peaks, it will likely be a good thing in the long run if Lynch and Frost are able to take their time to make sure it's of high quality. As for the cast, only Kyle MacLachlan (who plays Special Agent Dale Cooper) has been announced for the revival.
Meanwhile, Frost is still planning to release a novel about Twin Peaks to help bridge the gap between the original series and the revival season.